Fireball XL5 Thermos

Description (Brief)
This metal thermos bottle was made by Thermos in 1964. The bottle has a red plastic cup lid with handle. The thermos features artwork from the television show Fireball XL5. Fireball XL5 was filmed using Supermarionation, a combination of animation and puppetry that was made famous by the show’s creators, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Fireball XL5 was another show that took advantage of the public’s fascination with space, as does this thermos, with its various images of rockets and space ships.
Currently not on view
Date made
King Seeley Thermos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 10 cm x 10 cm x 17 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 6 11/16 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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